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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Blue-and-white flycatcher

Binomial name: Cyanoptila cyanomelana, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1829

The blue-and-white flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) is a migratory songbird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The species is also known as the Japanese flycatcher. It breeds in Japan, Korea, and in parts of north eastern China and the Russian Far East. It winters in South East Asia, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo. This species has been recorded as a vagrant from the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka in 2014.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Muscicapidae
Genus
Cyanoptila
Species
Cyanoptila cyanomelana

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Blue-and-white flycatcher
Blue-and-white flycatcher
Blue-and-white flycatcher
Blue-and-white flycatcher
Blue-and-white flycatcher

Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-and-white flycatcher, Cyanoptila cyanomelana in Thailand
Range map of Cyanoptila cyanomelana in Thailand